Certificate in Intro to Health and Social Care
The Agored Cymru Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health and Social Care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
This qualification has been developed with the Care Council for Wales to
- promote health and social care as a career
- prepare people to work in the sector in Wales
It is made up of five mandatory units and a wide selection of optional units covering working with adults and children and young people, early years and childcare
Qualification target group
It is a course designed for anyone considering a career in health and social care.
It will provide a pathway into the sector for school leavers, the unemployed, people returning to work after a career break or anyone else considering a career in health and social care.
Learners must be:
- 14 years of age or over to achieve this qualification
Recognised Centres must notify Agored Cymru of their intention to deliver the qualification and have received a qualification information and/or briefing before delivery. Failure to notify Agored Cymru prior to the start of delivery may jeopardise the award of the qualification.
This qualification is available in English and Welsh. If this qualification is required in other languages, please contact the business development team at Agored Cymru.
Structure and content
The qualification comprises
- 6 mandatory units (with a total of 16 credits) from Group A (Mandatory units)
- 1 unit (with a minimum of 2 credits) from Group B (Optional 1)
- A minimum of 12 credits from Group C (Optional 2)
Rules of combination
Learners must achieve a minimum of 30 credits for this qualification - 16 credits from group A, a minimum of 2 credits from group B and the remaining credits from group C
This qualification is approved for public funding by Skills for Care and Development
The qualification will be charged at the current cost per credit.
For further information see the Agored Cymru website.
Offering the Qualification
Agored Cymru recognised centres approved for sector 1.3 are able to offer this qualification.